Discussion Archive: March 2006

22 Mar 2006 - 2:35pm
10 years ago
2 replies
gretchen anderson

Research on Scrolling on small devices?

I¹m looking for some good research about how scrolling of information is
best shown on small devices. Specifically looking for research around where
scroll indicators should be positioned.

Any and all references appreciated.
Cheers, Gretchen

Gretchen Anderson
Senior Design Analyst

frog design inc.
420 Bryant St.

21 Mar 2006 - 5:33pm
10 years ago
6 replies
Trevor Chong

Functional Specs (long and getting longer) [Trevor]

I'm starting to experiment with rapid prototyping in my company. I looked at
the Axure website and it looks like exactly what I need :

- ability to create simulations
- ability to compile the simulation into a printed functional specs

I'm wondering if there's any other product out there that anyone's tried
out/uses. How does Axure stack up to Visio?

21 Mar 2006 - 4:03pm
Bill Curtis-Davidson

Bill Curtis-Davidson is out of the office from Tue Mar 21st returning Mon Mar 27th

I will be out of the office starting 03/21/2006 and will not return until

I will be out of the office to attend the CSUN Center on Disabilities' 21st
Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference in
Los Angeles from Tuesday, March 21st, returning on Monday, March 27th.

If this message is urgent, please call me on my mobile phone, 404.307.4607
and leave a voice message if I do not answer. I will return all voice and
email messages as promptly as possible.

21 Mar 2006 - 12:07pm
John Vaughan - ...

On-screen legibility

>In order to have good on-screen legibility... a dark background screen is
>recommended with light
coloured text. ...Do you know of any references on the subject or do you
know the possible reasons for it?

Basic Perception:

Light/bright dominates. It is easier to find a star in the dark night sky
than to find a dark dot on a sheet of white paper.

Light/bright "blooms". esp. In a back-lit lightsource-driven environment,
like a TV or computer monitor, light images visually "grow" and "bleed" onto
darker backrounds.

21 Mar 2006 - 9:43am
10 years ago
1 reply

Job: Group Product Manager - MTV Digital Music (URGE)

(Please email resumes with cover note to Digital Media Recruiter -
Andrea.Lewis at mtvstaff.com)

Group Product Manager - MTVN Digital Music
Channel: Digital Media
Department: Digital Music Service (URGE)
Location: New York
Job Type: Staff

Job Description:
Group Product Manager will serve as one of the senior Product Managers
for MTV Network's Digital Music Group, driving development of new
product from conception through execution.

In this capacity, he/she is responsible for creating industry-

21 Mar 2006 - 9:28am
John Vaughan - ...

Are online portfolios useful? : The "Q" Factor

Tal Herman
> A poorly designed resume, be it in paper, digital text or PDF format is
> generally a bad sign.

Jack Bellis
> Tal, your comments are practical, they address the original [not
> sidetracked] issue...

Tal refocuses the debate on what is probably THE core issue: i.e. Quality
(The "Q" Factor).

20 Mar 2006 - 8:11pm
10 years ago
9 replies
Ash Donaldson

Human Factors and Interaction Design

On 21/3/06 11:21 AM, "gmb at asi-az.com" <gmb at asi-az.com> wrote:

> If I get a few moments in the next day or so, I will attempt to explain the
> relevance of innate versus intuition, common sense vs common knowledge in
> the design process, from a human factors/ergonomics perspective.


Glad to see another Human Factors professional on the list.

20 Mar 2006 - 6:58pm

User Experience Architect, Franklin Templeton Investments, San Mateo, California, Full Time

Company: Franklin Templeton Investments

Location: San Mateo, California

Contact: Please apply online for User Experience Architect position at:
www.franklintempleton.com <http://www.franklintempleton.com/>

Franklin Templeton Investment's award-winning Global eBusiness
Department, located 1/2 hour South of San Francisco, has an opening for
a User Experience Architect on its User Experience Team.

20 Mar 2006 - 5:05pm
Kay, Heather

JOB: Sr. Information Architect, NYC

Roundarch is in search of a Sr. Information Architect for our NYC
office. The position is fulltime and permanent. If you are interested,
please submit your resume and salary requirements to ch10003 at gmail.com.


Roundarch is looking for a seasoned professional with significant
experience delivering User Experience solutions with little or no

20 Mar 2006 - 5:01pm
10 years ago
1 reply

eBay's double search form

Hello all

Just wondering if anyone can tell me a little about eBay's two search forms
on their frontpage. Since they are practically identical and are quite
close to each other, how do users respond to them? There aren't that many
websites with similar structure except Amazon.com but the two search forms
serves different purposes and are labeled clearly(one saids search
Amazon.com and other reads A9 Web Search).

I started using eBay extensively about a few months ago and the feature
confused me even as an intermediate computer user.